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Mike Barrio

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2015, 10:41:10 AM »
Here is another interesting one, irrespective of brand, what is the lowest diameter tippet in mm that you use?

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Mike
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Marc Fauvet

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2015, 10:48:54 AM »
8x - 0.10mm in 'extreme' cases with teeny-tiny flies and small targeted fish.
7x - 0.12mm is the in-between.
6x - 0.14mm is my 'standard' for local Pyrenean waters.

this all assumes typical trout-type dries and light nymphs.
cheers,
marc

Euan Innes

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #47 on: March 10, 2015, 14:33:05 PM »
0.18 or 0.20 for me which is Drennan in case no-one has worked that out  :z4
As Ben said, it depends on the size of fly and how I want it to behave.

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
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Will Shaw

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #48 on: March 10, 2015, 16:06:55 PM »
Really hate going below 5x (0.15mm).

Even if you have the best knots you're really vulnerable to nicks/abrasions/variability in quality on the cobweb stuff.

Very occasionally I've used 6x (0.127mm) for Caenis #22's to #24's and I can't see to tie on any smaller than that.  :z5

I've made #22's work on 5x though.   :cool:

W.

Iain Cameron

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #49 on: March 12, 2015, 07:39:57 AM »
0.14 riverge grand max
0.15 maxima ultraGreen




Sandy Nelson

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #50 on: March 12, 2015, 10:00:41 AM »
I'm with Will on this :z16 never seem to go below 5x.

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Allan Liddle

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #51 on: March 16, 2015, 09:00:50 AM »
I'm with Will on this :z16 never seem to go below 5x.

Sandy
me too  :z16

Ben_D

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #52 on: March 16, 2015, 09:11:21 AM »
Occasionally will go down to 6X, generally only during summer evenings when there are those tiny black smutty things on the water and I'm fishing close in through the reeds with flies down to 22 / 24 but usually I try not to drop below 4X, sometimes will go to 5x.

Cheers

Ben

Andy Finlay

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #53 on: March 25, 2015, 21:16:52 PM »
For most fishing I was using either 4lbs or 6lbs ultragreen. After loosing a couple of big fish due to the weed issue on the don last summer went up to 8lbs. i use furled leaders with a short section of tipper and works for me. Will be sticking to 6lbs then upping to 8lbs later if weeds still an issue.

 





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